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Old Aug 15, 2012, 07:33 AM
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I had to fly with 2s today because I kept throwing the prop off with 3s. A I have are the regular O rings. Well I went to Lowes and got some surgical tubing. Boy that stuff is tuff to get on the prop saver. I finally got a surgical clamp and used that to spread the ring and it was alot easier. Yeah I think these things will hold. Its 1/4" ID tubing.

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I use a cheap crochet hook from Michaels. put one end on, hook the other on the crochet hook, simple and quick. <$1 for a pack of 2.



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Old Aug 15, 2012, 07:37 AM
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I use a cheap crochet hook from Michaels. put one end on, hook the other on the crochet hook, simple and quick. <$1 for a pack of 2.



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And you get something to do when its windy
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 08:15 AM
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And you get something to do when its windy
LOL, I was just about to say good idea, but don't let the guys at the flying field see you with 2 of them.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 09:46 AM
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Beleive me you will love it! I had zero 3D experience before this plane it makes me look decent! Hovers are effortless, pull straight up, feather the controls to maintain the hover, done!


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I just got a cp and I think Ill be finished with it tonight so maybe get to fly it tomorrow here at the airport. I bought some three blade props to try out but not real sure how to mount them yet. Oh well Im sure Ill figure it out. I hope this thing lives up to its hipe, Im sure it will from reveiwing this thread, this will be my first real attempt at 3d flying, ive always been more interested in scale aerobatics due to my full time job
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 11:51 AM
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Well, It's official...got my conformation emails from Twisted for the fuse and landing gear, from Value for the motor and speedo, and from Heads up for the servos(decided to go all new on the running gear....besides, you can beat 4.99 a piece for SG92R 'sand $2.00 shipping)

Got a fresh tube of Welders and my work bench is cleared off....just waiting for the Mail man
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:07 PM
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I had to fly with 2s today because I kept throwing the prop off with 3s. A I have are the regular O rings. Well I went to Lowes and got some surgical tubing. Boy that stuff is tuff to get on the prop saver. I finally got a surgical clamp and used that to spread the ring and it was alot easier. Yeah I think these things will hold. Its 1/4" ID tubing.

Tom
The surgical tubing I got at Lowes was 5mm I.d. I use two bands cut just larger than 1/8" to hold the prop on. It very rarely comes off now.
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 01:51 PM
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I use a cheap crochet hook from Michaels. put one end on, hook the other on the crochet hook, simple and quick. <$1 for a pack of 2.



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Thats a great idea. Was using a small screw driver before.
the hook will be a big help. Thx
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Beleive me you will love it! I had zero 3D experience before this plane it makes me look decent! Hovers are effortless, pull straight up, feather the controls to maintain the hover, done!
Thanks man I'm looking forward to it, I was told to get the crack yak but when I saw the M-12 I had to have it since i have the full scale kit to build (It'll take a little longer than the crack pitts )
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Full scale oh yeah, now only if you could figure how to fly the model while flying the real one. That would be epic!

Though the speed boost is great with 3s I like how the Pitts floats on 2s. Might be due to the weight of my 3s packs, quite a bit heavier than my 2s. Might go hunting for lighter packs and see what happens. Any recommendations on lighter 3s packs?
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 05:38 PM
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I was using sky lipo 500 mah 3s packs, but they're only 20c. recently grabbed 3 of these to try out http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...mah-35C/Detail

15 c higher discharge and 4 grams lighter ( sky lipo 500= 43.5 gr, ez flite 450= 39.7gr.)
been using them in my leadfeather edge more punch and slighlty longer time even though lower capacity
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 10:09 PM
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Here is some video of my father and his Pitts. Didn't get any of mine flying tonight but did get video of other planes I brought. Hehe

Crack Pitts (3 min 0 sec)
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 06:43 AM
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I flew mine again last night and tried to get some keychain cam footage but a no go. Tried 3S and it was okay, i am more into slow precise flight than really throwing it around. I also tried some 800 mah batteries the other day and they work but really prefer the lighter 500mah batteries that I have been using a lot better.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Full scale oh yeah, now only if you could figure how to fly the model while flying the real one. That would be epic!

Though the speed boost is great with 3s I like how the Pitts floats on 2s. Might be due to the weight of my 3s packs, quite a bit heavier than my 2s. Might go hunting for lighter packs and see what happens. Any recommendations on lighter 3s packs?
If you want to go really light on 3S I've heard the nanotech 370mah 3S packs are the same dimension and weight of the Gensace 450mah 2S packs. I've been using Desire Power 380mah 3S packs that are 2g heavier and state they are 35C. In reality they are closer to 22C but still hold there voltage enough with the Crack Series motor on an eight inch prop to give me a safe 5min flight. How long they will hold up I don't know yet as I haven't got enough cycles through them to make a judgement.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Thanks rcguy and Avie for the suggestions on the packs. The Gens Ace 3s packs I have are real pigs when it comes to weight. I didn't think I would be able to tell the difference being a novice flyer, but low and behold I do. Flying these TH planes that are light compared to my others have spoiled me.

Weather permitting I'm giving the Pitts some much due flight time this weekend. Been over a week and I'm having withdrawal symptoms.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Sky Lipo 20C 3S 350 mah packs are the same weight as 2S 450's if you guys want to try a 3S pack at the same weight.

However this plane carries the extra weight so well that I like 3S 450 best.
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